IELTS Task 1: Identify stable and fluctuating trends

How to identify stable and fluctuating trends?

IELTS Task 1: Identify stable and fluctuating trends.

Related Vocabulary

For constant trends For Fluctuations
Stayed constant at

Remained unchanged at

Did not change

Remained stable at

Levelled out at

Levelled off at

Maintained the same level

Small fluctuations of the order

of N percent

Wild fluctuations

Figures fluctuated


In 2000, School B topped the list with about 85 students whereas school C and A stood at second and third position respectively with nearly 50 and 22 pupils. In the next 6 years, the number of students in school A remained constant. On the other hand, school B witnessed wild fluctuations in its figures which reached the peak at about 140 in 2003, followed by a gradual decline to 120 in the year 2006. In comparison, school C experienced regular fluctuations of the order of 10 percent. Nevertheless, the number of pupils in 2006 was roughly the same as in the year 2000.

Identify Decreasing Trends in IELTS Task 1

How to Identify Decreasing Trends in IELTS Task 1


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Related Vocabulary

Declined to
Decreased to
Dropped to
Fell to
Dipped to
Reduced to
Went down to
Slumped to
Plummeted to
Hit the minimum



In 2000, the school A had 80 students. In the next three years, the number of children declined rapidly to 50 and hit the minimum of 20 in the year 2006. In comparison, there were more students in school B in 2000 but the figures dropped gradually in the following years before ending at about 80 pupils in 2006.

Increasing Trends in IELTS Task-1

Trends are the most important part of the IELTS exam. Trends can either be increasing or decreasing. Sometimes it even remains constant. It is essential for you to know how to describe trends in a better way. This time we bring you the best way in which you can explain increasing trends in IELTS writing.



 How to Identify Increasing Trends in IELTS Task-1 ?

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Increased to
Rose to
Climbed to
Went up to
Leapt to
Boomed to
Soared to
Rocketed to
Surged to
Hit the mark of

Touched the mark of

Hit the maximum

In 2000, there were 70 children in school A. The number of students increased gradually to about 85 in the next six years. In comparison, school B had only 10 students in the year 2000 but the figures increased rapidly in the following years and hit the mark of 70 pupils in 2006.

Overweight Adults Population Graph

IELTS ACADEMIC WRITING TASK 1 # Overweight Adults Population Graph

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below gives Information about the percentage of the adult population who were overweight in four different countries in 1980, 1990 and 2000.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

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The bar chart illustrates the variation in the proportion of obese adults in four different regions in 1980, 1990 and 2000.
One striking feature of the chart is that Japan had the lowest proportion of corpulent people in all three given years. Figures stood at about two percent in the 80s and 90s and rose by only one percent in 2000, indicating that the degree of change was the smallest in Japan.
Looking at Finland and Australia, around six percent Finnish and Australians were overweight in 1980. By the end of the period, the proportion of obese Finnish had almost doubled while that of Australians nearly tripled, reaching approximately 20%. This shows that the rate of increase in Australia was much higher than Finland.
Focusing on the distribution of overweight adults in America, it is clear that the USA had the highest percentage of obese people in each of the given years. The percentage rose from 15% in 1980 to a whopping 30% in 2000.
Overall, it can be concluded that the population of corpulent adults increased in all four countries, but the scale of problem and the rate of rise was greater in Australia and America.

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